Sun 25 February 2018 - 19h

MOVIE-TALK: THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR

Fri 23 February 2018 – 19h

COMEDY SHOW: ZABOKA – PRISE 2 !

Sat 24 February 2018 – 19h

CONCERT: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MANNO CHARLEMAGNE WITH BEETHOVA OBAS

A great celebration

As part of Black History Month

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For its 7th edition

Fade to Black is bask with and inspirational and eclectic season that combines Comedy, Music, Films, et Discussions and more
For a great celebration of Black History Month!!!

MOVIE-TALK: KAFOU

Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 7PM – Free admission (Reserve online) – Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord  (12004, blvd. Rolland, Montreal)

COMEDY SHOW: ZABOKA – PRISE 2 !

Friday, February 23, 2018 – 7PM – $30 – Salle Marie Gérin-Lajoie, UQAM (1400 Rue Berri, Montreal)

Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 7PM – Free admission (Reserve online) – Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord  (12004, blvd. Rolland, Montreal)

Friday, February 23, 2018 – 7PM – $30 – Salle Marie Gérin-Lajoie, UQAM (1400 Rue Berri, Montreal)

CONCERT: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MANNO CHARLEMAGNE WITH BEETHOVA OBAS

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 7PM – $35 – Salle Marie Gérin-Lajoie, UQAM (1400 Rue Berri, Montreal)

MOVIE-TALK: THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 7PM – $20 – Theatre Hall, Concordia (1455 Boul. De Maisonneuve O., Montréal)

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 7PM – $35 – Salle Marie Gérin-Lajoie, UQAM (1400 Rue Berri, Montreal)

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 7PM – $20 – Theatre Hall, Concordia (1455 Boul. De Maisonneuve O., Montreal)

MOVIE-TALK: KAFOU

Presented in collaboration with l’Arrondissement de Montréal-Nord.

Directed by Bruno Mourral – Haïti | 2017 / 51’ – Creole with French subtitles.
With: Jasmuel Andri, Rolaphton Mercure, Manfred Marcelin, Rolando Étienne
A Q&A with Gilbert Archambault, co-screenwriter and producer of the film, will follow the screening

Thursday, February 22, 2018 – 7PM – Free admission (Reserve online) – Maison culturelle et communautaire de Montréal-Nord  (12004, blvd. Rolland, Montreal)

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SYNOPSIS : Port-au-Prince by night. Doc and Zoe are just hired to deliver an unknown package. Their job comes with three essential rules: Never stop the car. Never roll down the windows. Never open the trunk. Doc and Zoe stumble upon a dog at a crossroad. Every crossroad requires a sacrifice. Their decision will change their path irreversibly.

COMEDY SHOW: ZABOKA – PRISE 2 !

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Following a huge success during the 1st ZABOKA performance, Garihanna and Cynthia Jean-Louis are back with ZABOKA – PRISE 2! A comedy show by Garihanna and Cynthia Jean-Louis, presenting 70% Creole content and 30% French content

Friday, February 23, 2018 – 7PM – $30 – Salle Marie Gérin-Lajoie, UQAM (1400 Rue Berri, Montreal)

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This is an offbeat, intelligent, hilarious, and surprising comedy that includes extra sketches. The sisters are more energetic than ever before, warning us not to be overwhelmed by their “soft” side through their unambiguous “Nou Ka Mou, Men N’ Gen Grenn!” slogan. The show has a hard core, just like the avocado—the fruit the sisters named their show after. This is obvious from the themes the sisters have chosen. A show for all ages. Not intended for the innocent at heart!!!

The lead actress in Pawòl Chouchoun (the Haitian version of The Vagina Monologues), CYNTHIA JEAN-LOUIS was crowned 2016 Comedian of the Year by the country’s Le Nouvelliste for her Cynthia fait son show performance. GARIHANNA JEAN-LOUIS was the first black graduate from Quebec’s École nationale de l’humour. She received the 2017 Prix Révélation for performing with her sister Cynthia during Haiti’s Festival du rire.

CONCERT: IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF MANNO CHARLEMAGNE WITH BEETHOVA OBAS

Presenting… BEETHOVA OBAS & Friends! Enjoy a precious moment of music featuring Beethova Obas and his friends on stage as they present songs by legendary Haitian singer Manno Charlemagne.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 – 7PM – $35 – Salle Marie Gérin-Lajoie, UQAM (1400 Rue Berri, Montreal)

Beethova Obas is an artist steadfastly committed to peace and a more just society; he used Manno’s music as a symbol of kindness and serenity, all the while referring to the legendary singer as his mentor. Anecdotes about the artist, who recently passed, abound. Beethova will present Manno’s greatest hits with emotion and humour during this premiere. What a great tribute to Manno Charlemagne!

MOVIE-TALK: THE RAPE OF RECY TAYLOR

Nancy Buirski – USA | 2017 / 91’ – English | Quebec Premiere

A Q&A will follow the screening

Sunday, February 25, 2018 – 7PM – $20 – Theatre Hall, Concordia (1455 Boul. De Maisonneuve O., Montreal)

SYNOPSIS: Recy Taylor, a 24-year-old black mother and sharecropper, was gang raped by six white boys in 1944 Alabama. Common in Jim Crow South, few women spoke up in fear for their lives. Not Recy Taylor, who bravely identified her rapists. The NAACP sent its chief rape investigator Rosa Parks, who rallied support and triggered an unprecedented outcry for justice. This film exposes a legacy of physical abuse of black women and reveals Rosa Parks’ intimate role in Recy Taylor’s story. « Recy Taylor, a name I know and I think you should know, too » OPRAH WINFREY during her acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes Awards (as first black woman to ever receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement at the Golden Globes)

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